National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 28 November 2018
An Indian Air Force Kiran trainer aircraft was airborne from Air Force Station Hakimpet on 28 Nov 18 at 1130 hrs on a routine training mission. The aircraft crashed in the local flying area at approximately 1150 hrs. The pilot ejected safely.
There are neither injuries reported from the civil populace nor any damage to property. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident.
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